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MLB Injury News:
There are quite a few important players scheduled to return from injury this week. Players like Jose Bautista, Stephen Drew, and maybe even Cody Ross are set to return to action this week. Yesterday, two key player made their returns from injury.
David Freese was activated from the disabled list yesterday and made his season debut for the St. Louis Cardinals. Freese had been assigned to the minors for a three game rehab set before being cleared to come off the DL. He had been dealing with a back strain he suffered back in March.
In his debut, Freese went hitless. However, his bat should heat up pretty quickly. Jennifer Langosch of MLB.com says Freese has not had any back pain for about a week. With no lingering affects from the injury, it shouldn't take Freese long to get back into a rhythm.
The Braves also got one of their important young players back in the lineup yesterday. Surprisingly, Andrelton Simmons did not return to his spot at the top of the lineup. He hit eighth in the Braves' win over the Miami Marlins yesterday. Simmons had been battling a thumb injury.
The young Braves' shortstop went hitless in his return. He had only missed two games as a result of the injury, but in that time B.J. Upton has taken over the lead-off hitter role. Simmons may reclaim that role as Upton has not been hitting well to start the season.
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ST. LOUIS The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to todays home opener against the Cincinnati Reds that they have activated third baseman David Freese from the 15-day disabled list and optioned infielder Ryan Jackson to Memphis (AAA). Freese had been on the disabled list since March 23 due to a lower back strain.
Freese appeared in three games...
Third baseman David Freese was activated from the 15-day disabled list by the St. Louis Cardinals and batted sixth in Monday's home opener against the Cincinnati Reds.
''This is a day I don't ever want to miss,'' said Freese, who grew up a Cardinals fan in suburban St. Louis. ''I know one day it's going to come to an end, but as many times as...
ST. LOUIS When Mike Matheny pulled Jaime Garcia, the Cardinals manager knew the starting pitcher had done enough to earn a win.
"He did a nice job taking us deep," Matheny said. "That's where we wanted to be."
Garcia through 6 23 innings. He notched a career-high 10 strikeouts, and surrendered just three runs. The Cardinals led by one, and the team'...
St. Louis Cardinals right-handed reliever Jason Motte’s
initial injury was described as a mild strain to his throwing elbow. While this
doesn’t sound especially serious, the injury seems to be more significant than
initially thought following Motte’s second MRI, according to Derrick Goold of
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Motte underwent another MRI yesterday to attempt...
With Jason Motte on the disabled list the Cardinals have had to look elsewhere for help at closer. However, the club and Motte would like to know exactly how long they have to use someone besides Motte at the end of games. Hopefully an MRI will help set a definitive timeframe.
Jennifer Langosch of MLB.com says Motte is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his right elbow today...
ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis Cardinals closer Jason Motte faces reconstructive elbow surgery if his condition does not improve in the next three weeks or so.
It would be another huge blow to a team that has already lost pitcher Chris Carpenter and shortstop Rafael Furcal for the season. The Cardinals pretty much stood pat after losing to the San Francisco Giants in the NL championship...
ST. LOUIS (AP) Jake Westbrook pitched a five-hit shutout and the St. Louis Cardinals backed him with four home runs Wednesday in routing the Cincinnati Reds 10-0.
Jon Jay, Carlos Beltran and Matt Adams homered in a span of seven at-bats off Homer Bailey as the Cardinals took two of three from the NL Central champions.
Matt Carpenter added a two-run homer on a four-hit day. Adams...
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Jim Edmonds gave a heads up at 9:35 a.m.
The former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder and current FOX Sports Midwest analyst, during radio interview Monday morning, tried to explain what anyone headed toward Busch Stadium would find.
"It's something you get jacked up for," Edmonds said of the Cardinals home opener. "And you know how special it is."
Coming off their 13-4 opening day loss to the Cincinnati Reds, the St. Louis Cardinals needed a big performance from starter Lance Lynn and on Tuesday night, they got it.
Lynn tossed six innings against the high-powered Reds lineup and allowed just one run on four hits while walking only one.
The most impressive thing about Lynn's performance was that he struck out 10 Reds...
ST. LOUIS (AP) Lance Lynn struck out 10 in six sharp innings and rookie Matt Adams connected for his first career pinch-hit homer as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-1 on Tuesday night.
Reds starter Bronson Arroyo (1-1) retired the first 15 batters. The Cardinals broke through in the sixth, with Adams hitting a two-run homer and Allen Craig and Carlos Beltran also...
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Stan Musial tributes factor heavily into the St. Louis Cardinals' opening homestand. That means several opportunities to draw on that inspiration.
There'll be even more pomp than usual before the Cardinals begin a three-game series Monday against the NL Central champion Cincinnati Reds. Along with the annual motorcade delivering the team and several of its...
Lance Lynn struck out 10 in six sharp innings and rookie Matt Adams connected for his first career pinch-hit homer as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-1 on Tuesday night.
Reds starter Bronson Arroyo (1-1) retired the first 15 batters. The Cardinals broke through in the sixth, with Adams hitting a two-run homer and Allen Craig and Carlos Beltran also driving in...